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Zach

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Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 30, 2006

What do you think?

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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 30, 2006

well it obviously doesn't create wealth


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
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lol


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 31, 2006

Yes, but not poverty only but also HIV and AIDS.Most underdeveloped countries suffer more interms of poverty as linked to the HIV and AIDS scourge.
Unemployment cause high risk behaviours especially to orphans and child headed families as typical life example of most Southern African countries.In most African educational institutions including colleges and universities there is also transactional sexual relationships hence causing the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.All is to try and make ends meet.

Unemployment is a conrtibuting factor in most societies worldwide which cause poverty.For example Zimbabwean poverty datum line lies at a consumer basket of $44 million Zim Dollars as equivalent to US440/US 500 per month.
Unpemployment rate lies at unprecedented levels and those who are employed cannot afford to survive with the hard worked earnings per month.
All is caused by poverty and unemployment.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
May 31, 2006

What is Poverty?

Well there r so many definitions and faces of poverty,but i would just like us to take cognizance of a little fact about poverty and unemployment.
Who is qualified to be unemployed? Simple it's anyone who is qualified to be Employed so that life can be better for that person,but is unemployed.Now being Employed is one of those steps into getting a good life and being able to live above poverty Level.Hope u get it?

Now coming back to definition of poverty, one of them is that "Poverty is a situation u find urself in whereby u have what it it takes to live a good life either by right as a citizen of a country or by right as an educated or Work-ripe human being,but can't ". Unemployment is just a perfect example,u r a graduate,or so and u r qualified to live a good life,but u can't find a job,thereby u are unable to above poverty level and u find urself a poor man stricken with poverty despite ur Qualifications.

Men all am saying is YES Unemployment is the numeru no of the numerous causes of Poverty.

This post was edited on: 2006-05-31 at 08:17 AM by: hoobabanks


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
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Hello,
I dont know your location.If you are in Africa,you will know that,the elder brother of poverty is unemployment.In the first place,I dont know how one can get rich without a job.If you are talking of poverty of the brain,it is also caused by unemployment which is so idleness.If your brain is employed, it can make good use of itself to get what you want either in cash or in materials.
But ,by and large the only gate way to extreme poverty and vulnerability of the flying viruses including HIV/AIDS is poverty.
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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 1, 2006

Unemployment definitely does, but I think lack of education contributes a lot as well to poverty.

If there is no education, a person's wages would still remain U$1 since he has no new skills and his lifestyle would be inherited by his children. Employment ensures a stream of income, yes, but the mobility of the family's earnings depends on the education their children gets. It goes without saying that with better education, comes higher level skills and higher wages when they enter the working class.

Parents are increasingly becoming educational entrepreneurs, creating their own avenues of economic and social mobility. They realise that education is vitally important and are ready to make large sacrifices to ensure that their children get the best on offer. But those who benefit still make up only a small minority of the age group
South Africa


Some people thinks that something else is to blame for poverty though;

Mr Chávez argues that capitalism is the source of all evil: poverty, inequality and corruption are all laid at the door of “savage neoliberalism”.
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However I think that capitalism also contributes to reducing unemployment rates and the availability of jobs, so I have to disagree with him. smile

Point blank, there need be better schemes to better educate the children, so that the problem is solved longterm-wise.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 1, 2006

unemployment cause poverty because if u don't have a job to take care of yourself how then do you survive?not only that ,the Bible says and i quote ;that the hand that does not work will not eat ;so if that been the case ,if you are not working or rather not employ be able to make aliving certainly, you will be pooor as a result ,many things may erupt from that things like , stealing ,joinning of bad gang ,becoming a drug addict and just to mention a few. however, on my opinion i think and also support people that as well agree with me that umeployment cause poverty.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 1, 2006

Most people would automatically think yes definately but then what about child labour? Is that not employment? People are poor and lack education so they must find a way to find some income, and the only jobs available may be from the companies/corporations that go from country to country, paying little because they care about no one but themselves. From these jobs it may be easier to for the employer to become ill, which could be the only way to get income for the family.

I see the essentials of being above the poverty line are health, education, whether or not your hooked on drugs, and violence


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 9, 2006

smilePersonally i think unemployment is a major cuase of poverty. Poverty deprives an individual from having access to the basic neccesities of live which can often be aquired through money. Unempolyment maight not be a cause of poverty when it is not widespread and hence the unemployed can depend on other friends and relatives for support to have these basic neccesities.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
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smilePersonally i think unemployment is a major cuase of poverty. Poverty deprives an individual from having access to the basic neccesities of live which can often be aquired through money. Unempolyment maight not be a cause of poverty when it is not widespread and hence the unemployed can depend on other friends and relatives for support to have these basic neccesities.


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 10, 2006


Atomy wrote:

smilePersonally i think unemployment is a major cuase of poverty. Poverty deprives an individual from having access to the basic neccesities of live which can often be aquired through money. Unempolyment maight not be a cause of poverty when it is not widespread and hence the unemployed can depend on other friends and relatives for support to have these basic neccesities.


Unemployment is a secondary cause of poverty..

Umemployment itself is caused by lack of job offers in the labor market, which is caused by lack of other things such as number of attractive companies to offer job positions, and also for example lack of FDI (foreign direct investments) or any other form of foreign investments which might laterally create jobs...

Umemployment might also be caused indirectly by particularities of social security system as it is in France. It happens so that some people, old and young, intentionally become unemployed caouse they know government will pay them enough for a very long time...

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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 18, 2006


youthforchange wrote:

What do you think?

No! Because many millionares & people in power r doing nothing, just like those who r unemploy. On the other hand, many employed ppl working in sweat shops r struggling in poverty.


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Zach

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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 19, 2006

A perfect example of the horrible things Wal-Mart is doing to third world countries. Here are some links if you are interested:

www.wakeupwalmart.com

www.walmartmovie.com


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Re: Does unemployment cause poverty?
Jun 27, 2006

Recent documentation in the U.S. shed some light on the "working poor". People are working full time, yet struggling to make ends meet, well below the poverty line. The same situations exist in Canada, though public healthcare does allow for a higher quality of life.

I would say that distribution of power is a larger contributor to poverty globally than unemployment.
Those with power are often more focused on retaining it, than using it to help the less fortunate.


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